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Power and Control: Learning to Use It Respectfully

September 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am



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As caregivers, we are in a close and complicated relationship with the individuals we support. We are asked to ensure certain levels of health and safety, while also giving the client the dignity of personhood and autonomy. This complicated relationship can be wrought with disagreements that may lead to power struggles and attempts to control the situation.

This session will help you:

  • recognize the power dynamic between a person and their support provider
  • consider the nature of that relationship
  • identify the intentional and unintentional ways we as support providers and caregivers may exert power and control
  • and how we can avoid or de-escalate power struggles

Webinar Structure:

Webinar will include a 1.5 hour presentation with opportunities for participant engagement. Participants will attend a 15-20 minute follow up discussion with Q&A one week after the webinar (Wednesday, September 23). This will provide participants an opportunity to reflect on what they have learned, process information, and engage in smaller group discussions on the topic.

Certificates of Participation/Continuing Education Hours will be provided to participants who have:

  1. Completed the pre-test
  2. Attend the 1.5 hour webinar
  3. Participate in the 15-20 minute follow up discussion
  4. Complete the post-test

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About the Presenter:

Shawn Bass is a Behavior Consultant with UW-Madison’s Waisman Center Community TIES program. He has over 19 years’ experience working with people with disabilities. With a degree in special education, he was a teacher for six years. He has also worked in residential, respite, in-home therapy, and community-based services; as well as being a support person in crisis situations to divert emergency detentions.